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Each secondary school caters for students from a group of parishes in the diocese. The enrolment boundaries are of particular importance in the Newcastle and Maitland areas where there are several secondary schools. Enrolment boundaries in these two areas have enabled us to achieve equitable class loads in all schools and thus an improved educational situation.

In the past, parents have been most co-operative with regard to enrolment boundaries. Requests for admission to a school outside the student’s catchment must be accompanied by written details of the particular educational, pastoral or family needs which can be best met by the out-of-area school. Such requests will be considered initially by the school for which the child is designated.

St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the areas of Denman, Merriwa, Muswellbrook Scone and Murrurundi.

St Pius X High School, Adamstown

Accepts students Years 7–10, from the areas of Adamstown, Broadmeadow, Hamilton, Kotara South, Lambton, Newcastle, New Lambton, Wallsend and Shortland and defined by the feeder primary schools.

St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the areas of Boolaroo, Warners Bay, Cardiff, Glendale/West Wallsend, Morisset, Toronto, Booragul and defined by the feeder primary schools.

St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the areas of Branxton (where transport to Lochinvar is more convenient than it is to Singleton), Cessnock, Lochinvar and Rutherford*.

*Students from St Paul’s Rutherford may exercise the right to apply for enrolment All Saints College Maitland for 2019

All Saints’ College, Maitland

St Mary’s Campus

Accepts students Years 11–12, from the areas of Dungog, Gresford, East Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Lochinvar and Rutherford.

St Peter’s Campus

Accepts students Years 7–10, from the areas of Dungog, Gresford, East Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Raworth (partial) and Rutherford. The geographic boundary for Raymond Terrace is west of the Hunter River.

St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the areas of Berry Park, Chisholm, Duckenfield, Hinton, Morpeth, Phoenix Park, Raworth (partial), Thornton, Beresfield, Tarro and Woodberry and defined by the feeder primary schools.

St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the areas of Belmont, Boolaroo-Warners Bay, Charlestown, Gateshead, Windale and Swansea and defined by the feeder primary schools.

St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton

Accepts students Year 11 and 12 from Year 10, St. Pius X High School, Adamstown and Year 10, San Clemente High School, Mayfield.

San Clemente High School, Mayfield

Accepts students Years 7–10, from the areas of Mayfield/ Mayfield West, Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Stockton, Wallsend/Shortland and Waratah. The geographic boundary for Raymond Terrace is east of the Hunter River.

Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie

Accepts students Years 7–8 in 2021, from the areas of Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace and Bulahdelah. Students of St Peter’s Primary School, Stockton have the option to continue their Catholic education by attending San Clemente High School, Mayfield or Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie depending on their place of residence. Students residing within Fullerton Cove and Seaside areas have a choice of either school for enrolment in 2021 and 2022.

For clarity of enrolment demands for San Clemente High School, Mayfield and Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie for the near future: The boundary has been determined as Fullerton Cove/Seaside Fern Bay, acknowledging there will be ongoing conversation by the principals to ensure enrolment capacity and demand at both schools.

St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the parishes of Branxton (where transport to Singleton is more convenient than it is to Lochinvar) and Singleton.

If a student enrolled at St Catherine’s is unable to access subjects required for Stage 6 study at the completion of Year 10 (the majority of electives are available), then a request may be made to the Principal for approval to transfer to another Catholic school. If it is deemed appropriate following this conversation, the family may enquire at those Catholic secondary schools neighbouring St Catherine’s. These high schools are St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar and St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen. If opportunities to pursue wanted electives are available and can be provided at St Catherine’s Catholic College, approval will not be granted.

St Clare’s High School, Taree

Accepts students Years 7–12, from the areas of Bulahdelah, Forster-Tuncurry, Gloucester/Krambach, Taree and Wingham.